Notice To The General Public During the Coronavirus Crisis (COVID-19):

Please be advised that the Virginia Supreme Court has closed all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia until April 26, 2020, except for emergency matters such as bond hearings, arraignments, protective order hearings, and other motions, etc. This law office continues to work on its cases and is open to serve the public during these difficult times. Attorney Yeargan wants to help you with your legal problem. Feel free to contact the law office and make an appointment or to discuss your case over the telephone in a free consultation.

Existing clients are being kept informed about the status of their cases and any new court dates. New clients are being given the same high standard of service and attention to detail as in the past. Attorney Yeargan is dedicated to serving the public with compassion and patience during the COVID-19 crisis.

Bicycles and Fairfax Traffic Violations

In Fairfax County, Virginia, accidents between bicycles and cars are on the rise. In 2012, bicyclists were involved in 106 accidents, a 25% increase from the year before. This is especially dangerous for bicyclists due to the fact that they have so little protection. In urban areas, there is more awareness for bikers but as motorists get further away from the city, incidents increase. As a Fairfax County traffic violations attorney, I urge motorists and bicyclists alike to be careful and help bring this number down.

Bicycle Laws Explained by a Fairfax Traffic Violations Attorney

Bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as motorists on the roads of Virginia. They must obey all traffic signs, traffic signals, lights, and other markings. One exception is that a vehicle may proceed through a solid red light if it follows these five rules:

  • Comes to a complete stop for two minutes or two full traffic cycles
  • Exercises duty of care
  • Treats the signal as a stop sign
  • Makes sure it is safe to proceed
  • Yields to oncoming cars or other vehicles

Because they are subject to the same traffic laws as cars, bicyclists may need a Fairfax County traffic violations attorney for certain infractions, including improper lane change, failure to signal, biking while intoxicated, failure to wear a helmet (a requirement in Fairfax County), failure to ride at night without a headlamp or rear reflector, or other crimes. These rules are in place to ensure the safety of the rider.

Fairfax County traffic violations attorneys are here to help all people on the roads, whether they are motorists or bicyclists. No matter what type of transportation you may be using, a violation can result in fines and points on your license which can result in higher insurance premiums or a suspended or revoked driver’s license. In order to prevent this, contact.

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